145 Tropical Wall Treatments

Although wall coverings are considered old-fashioned by some, the wallpaper and decals of today are beautifully contemporary. Despite their sometimes bad reputation, wall stickers, decals and murals are a great way to add color in a major way — though finding the balance between beautiful and gaudy is often a challenge. More 
Sell on Houzz - Learn More

How can I add wallpaper to my space?


If you’re thinking about transitioning from wall paint to wallpaper, first consider what works for each specific room. If your living room is already full of patterns and colors, you might want to opt for a subtler wall covering, such as a neutral grass cloth or a one-wall decal, mural or stencil. If you have a room in major need of some color, don’t be afraid to cover all the walls with a bright, vibrant pattern — or downsize the look by having one colorful accent wall instead. You can even add a wallpaper border or try a dual-patterned look by creating your own wallpaper wainscoting; in the end, there are several ways to make wall coverings more interesting and modern.

What if I want a temporary wall treatment?


For those looking for less of a commitment, wall stencils and decals are a popular alternative. There are a wide variety of options, and they look great everywhere, including in a kitchen or kids’ room. Decals work well for renters, because they are easy to apply and take off. They are often cheaper as well, though high-quality decals can be pricey.
© 2014 Houzz Inc.
Houzz® The new way to design your home™